Free Stock Image and Video Providers for 2019

This is a follow-up to the current stock image and video websites I use. My original post is from 2016, you can view it here. Overtime the websites that offer these resources can become defunct and new providers become available – my goal with these types of posts are to help other people and also […]

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Using Speedtest-CLI to record speed tests to CSV via CRON

One of the most common speed testing services for Internet connections is Ookla’s Speedtest, and more often than not your ISP will either throttle your connection, or their network will slow down at peak times. Because of this, I wanted to make sure I am receiving the full connection speed which I am paying for. […]

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Sass (SCSS) powered Linear and Radial CSS3 gradients with MS Filters

I thought i’d share this code, it may be help anyone who wants to have some sort of backward compatibility when using CSS3 gradients with Internet Explorer 7+.   How does this work? Sass mixins and functions helps a lot with the ‘heavy-lifting’ and colour calculations. Let me explain the setup for Linear and Radial […]

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Catching up on Google Speed and Header videos for the web

First post of 2019! During the holidays I have been catching up on a backlog of video talks which I have been wanting to watch. I have embedded the videos below:   HTTP Headers – The State of the Web This is a really good video, discussing some of the most common HTTP headers, how […]

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Replacing my router with pfSense with a Qotom Q150P-S08 from AliExpress

Instead of using the TP-Link TL-R470T+ router at home which I’ve showed in a previous post [link], I have decided it’s time to take the plunge and start using proper router software, pfSense. pfSense is open-source router/firewall software. It comes with many advanced features and is often used in the enterprise, it’s probably overkill in […]

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We’ve received a free Google Beacon!

So, I forgot I signed up to receive a free Beacon from Google a while ago – but it has just turned up this week at my work, here is a run down of what it does and how to receive one. A beacon for those who don’t know is a small Bluetooth 4.0 Low […]

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PHP contact form boilerplate

Every now and again, there is a need for a simple HTML site which does not need the bloat of a CMS. However, these sites usually require a contact form, so to prevent the need of creating a new PHP form each time and re-downloading the PHPMailer library, etc. I have uploaded an PHP contact […]

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LXD Container backup to FTP server script

As mentioned in my previous post, I would post code for a script which will backup an LXD container as a snapshot, then transfer to an FTP server. The script to do this is below, it has been tested on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Ensure you have these packages installed: netcat exim4 lftp curl Save this […]

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